The 26-year-old rapper collaborates with the likes of Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown on his upcoming third studio album.
Big Sean's highly anticipated album 'Dark Sky Paradise' will hit the shelves on February 24th, but the 26-year-old rap star recently teased fans by releasing its tracklist that includes collaborations with some of music's biggest stars.
DARK SKY PARADISE. rel="nofollow" pic.twitter.com/5k6decXLxF— Big Sean (@BigSean) rel="nofollow" January 31, 2015
While speaking about their messy breakup, the 26-year-old rapper adamantly denies stealing his former fiance's Rolex.
Big Sean didn't steal anything! The 26-year-old rap star has kept fairly quiet about his split from ex-fiancé Naya Rivera until recently when he felt obliged to address some claims the 'Glee' actress made following their breakup.
Big Sean And Naya Rivera called off their engagement in April 2014
While being interviewed by the February 2015 issue of Complex magazine, Big Sean finally set the record straight about a Rolex that Rivera said he stole from her home when they initially separated last April.
Continue reading: Big Sean "Wasn't Surprised" Ex-Fiancé Naya Rivera Claimed He Stole Rolex
The two young stars' blossoming romance has apparently "gone from 0 to 60 fast."
Ariana Grande and Big Sean's new romance seems to be heating up very fast, and it is all down to the two stars being close friends beforehand. They first became friendly in 2013 when collaborating on the track 'Right There,' and then on the 21 year-old singer' most recent hit 'Problem.'
Ariana's relationship with Big Sean has "gotten serious very fast"
Although hardly any details of Grande and Sean's new relationship are known, a source recently told Us Weekly that "it's gone from 0 to 60 fast," mainly because they had "chemistry immediately."
Ariana Grande is "happy" but will not discuss her rumoured relationship with Big Sean.
Ariana Grande has refused to discuss her rumoured relationship with 26-year-old rapper Big Sean. The 21-year-old actress and singer appeared on Ryan Seacrest's radio talk show On Air on Wednesday (27th August) but did not give anything away - on air at least!
Ariana Grande at the MTV VMAs 2014 on Sunday (24th August).
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Continue reading: "Happy" Ariana Grande Refuses To Discuss Rumoured Romance With Big Sean
What are Big Sean's best guest spots?
Since the release of his debut mixtape back in 2007, Big Sean became a force in hip-hop, bringing success to anything he attaches his name to. His first two records, Finally Famous and Hall of Fame, both debuted at number three, and he's even got a top ten single to go along with it. But Big Sean's strengths aren't only in his solo work - they're in his guest appearances, too.
Big Sean’s guest features just keep getting better
It feels like any song that has been released lately has Big Sean taking on a verse, and we're not complaining. His flow and wacky lyrics pretty much automatically make a song better. Most recently, Big Sean linked up with Ariana Grande on her new track, 'Best Mistake.' The song, which is included on Grande's upcoming album, My Everything, is a ballad with excellent vocals from Grande as usual, and Big Sean’s verse fits the essence of the song well. Chalk it up as another winner in the features department. Aside from Grande, Big Sean has lent some bars to a myriad of artists over the years: Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, Drake, and Lil Wayne are just barely scratching the surface. But which ones out of the many that he’s done are considered the absolute best?
Continue reading: 5 Of Big Sean's Best Guest Features
Naya Rivera and Big Sean have called time on their engagement (and apparently he's telling time on her Rolex). These other once engaged celebs also never made it down the aisle.
The most shocking break up news of the week goes to Glee star Naya Rivera and now ex-fiancee Big Sean. The pair have called it quits amid rumours of infidelity and Rolex theft. Naya tweeted “@bigsean stealing rolexes from a lady’s house now. Maybe cuz I’m on Glee and making more money or something. #triflin.” Although the tweet was quickly removed, the plot is definitely thickening.
Naya Rivera and Big Sean have called time on their relationship
These others celebs also decided to end their very high profile engagements, although none of them accused each other of stealing expensive watches. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck AKA Bennifer were a bit of an odd couple to even begin with. In 2003 the couple were involved in an extremely high profile relationship, going so far as to co-star in a couple of god awful movies. The engagement was broken off in 2004, allegedly because Ben wasn’t ready to give up single life. Which makes sense because a year later he married Jennifer Garner. Burnnnnn.
Continue reading: Celebrity Engagements That Didn't Last
The couple have officially been engaged for half a year.
Big Sean and Naya Rivera have announced that they’re calling it quits on their engagement and the entire relationship. The couple, who have been engaged for about six months, are calling it quits early on, a rep for Big Sean has reportedly confirmed to Billboard.
The couple spent about a year together in total.
"After careful thought and much consideration, Sean has made the difficult decision to call the wedding off," reads the statement from Big Sean's camp. "The recent rumors and accusations reported by so called or fake sources are simply untrue. Sean wishes Naya nothing but the best and it is still his hope that they can continue to work through their issues privately. We will not be commenting again on this matter."
Continue reading: Big Sean And Naya Rivera Call It Quits After Six Months Of Engagement
The TDE rapper took on as many rappers as he could during his promo cypher for the awards show
Kendrick Lamar was always going to walk away from the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards as one of the main talking points. Up for 11 awards and eventually leaving with four wins, not to mention the fact that he played a live medley of some of his most notable tracks from the critically lauded Good Kid, m.a.a.d City, Kendrick was en route to being on the front page of Google News regardless.
Kendrick declares himself "King Kendrick" on the track
Ever since a preview of the cypher clip went viral last month, there were rumours that Kendrick takes on his 'Poetic Justice' collaborator with gusto, and when the rapper performed his verse in full at the BET Hip Hip Awards this turned out to be the case, only Drake wasn't alone in the take down. In his two-minute verse, part of a full-length Top Dawg Entertainment Crew cypher recorded for the show, Kendrick asserts his dominance over the other big rappers of today, declaring himself "King Kendrick" amongst the rest.
He won't stop.
Kendrick Lamar got exactly what he wanted when he spat the now-infamous incendiary verse on Big Sean’s ‘Control.’ He told his fellow rappers – some of which he works with – that he’s out to outdo them in every way possible, and it caused quite a stir.
A confident Kendrick called out other rappers in the controversial verse
"Honestly I didn’t know there would be so much speculation behind it,” Lamar said to radio station Power 106, although the furore surrounding his lengthy verse will only move to help complete his mission. “I just wanted to rap. Anybody that knows me doing music, I wanna just rap." (Rolling Stone)
Continue reading: Kendrick Lamar Was Surprised At Control Verse Impact - Rapper Speaks Out
The rapper has finally responded to the controversy surrounding his verse on the Big Sean track, saying that people obviously didn't get what he was saying and in future he may have dumb down to avoid another incident like this
When Kendrick Lamar spat fire on his guest spot for the Big Sean track 'Control,' his challenge to today's hip-hop heavy-weights to up their game and try and keep up with him was taken the wrong way by a chunk of the rap community, including a number of those he called out on the track. Speaking for the first time about the controversy surrounding his verse, the Compton rapper has reiterated that he meant no disrespect to anyone, noting that he may have to tone down his complex lyrics in future.
Kendrick says that people obviously didn't get what he was rapping about in the Big Sean track
The Top Dawg Entertainment star was speaking with radio DJ Peter Rosenberg on his Hot 97 radio show on Thursday (29 August) morning to address the unwarranted controversy surrounding the song, saying that his lyrics had been taken out of context by those who took offence. He commented, "It made me go back here and made me feel that I probably need to dumb down my lyrics nowadays, for people to take it way out of context the way they did."
After his collaboration with Big Sean caused such an uproar, Lamar felt the need to clarify his verse.
Kendrick Lamar has no beef with any of the “kings of New York” and that wasn’t even what his somewhat controversial verse on Big Sean’s Control was even about, the rapper himself says in an upcoming interview with Power 106. Lamar says that he did not expect his contribution to the Big Sean track to attract that much attention, but to be fair with so many names dropped in there, it’s no wonder the media took the bait and started looking for the rift between Lamar and his fellow East Coasters. The inflammatory line – or one of them anyway – goes: ”I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you n****s”
Hear an excerpt from the interview below.
Continue reading: Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse Wasn't A Jab At The Kings Of New York
She may have only just turned 16, but Kylie Jenner already has a new, more grown-up look about her as her Instagram snap shows
Kylie Jenner celebrated her 16th birthday the only way a young Kardashian could; extravagantly and gaudily. Barely a moment had passed since her Sweet Sixteenth when the budding socialite decided she was due a new, more grown-up look, and through the power of social media she was able to ship her new look across the internet as soon as her make-over was complete.
Kylie has been compared to her step sisters and Glee babe Naya Rivera with her new look
Looking thoughtful and rocking some off-character curls in her hair, Kylie's Instagram snap was uploaded on Tuesday (20 August) whilst she was visiting the set of her mother's show; Kris. This isn't just a quick make-over either, as Kylie looks pretty darn different in her glamour shot, looking more like someone whose just celebrated their 21st birthday than their 16th. As commenters on the picture have noted, she shares a striking resemblance to her step-sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian Odom.
Kylie Jenner celebrated her 16th birthday at the weekend, entertaining the children of some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Drake and Big Sean were invited and also performed - something Jenner continues to be amazed by.
Kylie Jenner celebrated her 16th birthday in style this weekend. She threw a star-studded bash at the AT&T Center in Los Angeles on Saturday (17th August). The guest list featured the likes of Jaden and Willow Smith, Naya Rivera, Hailee Steinfield and Tyga; in addition to her elder sisters Kendall Jenner, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian. The 200 strong guest list was almost as large as the monstrous vehicle Jenner's been photographed driving, posting the images on Twitter and Instagram.
Kylie Jenner at the New York premiere of After Earth.
Drake and Big Sean performed at the event. Jenner even got a birthday kiss (on the cheek -let's not get carried away) from Drake, which she's now covered her Instagram page with pictures of. That wasn't the only treat in store for Jenner. A video, uploaded by a party-goer, shows Jenner receiving a heavy gold chain from Drake while he performed.
The rapper couldn't have foreseen the storm he would cause by calling out every other hip-hop artist under the sun. But is he being hated or congratulated?
Big Sean's new track 'Control' was only released on Tuesday but already the rap world is up in arms over guest rapper Kendrick Lamar's 3 minute verse in which he boasts, disses and namechecks other artists in order to make it sound like he's the undisputed big dog.
The Rap World Replies To Lamar.
Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Pusha T, Drake, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, NaS, Eminem, Andre 3000 and Meek Millz are not even all the names spat out by Lamar as the rapper compares himself to a King, the Pope and Italian writer/politician Machiavelli. He also adds in Lindsay Lohan, Sir Paul McCartney and Sean Connery for good measure, just in case Hollywood or The Beatles' guitarist ever considers encroaching on his self-anointed rap lordship.
Continue reading: Kendrick Lamar 'Control' Rap: The Best Responses From The Hip-Hop World
The hip-hop world has got some fire back in its belly.
It was the instant classic verse from Lamar that caused the stir, with the 26-year-old dubbing himself the "King of New York" and putting himself in the company of some of the game's very best.
"I heard the barbershops spittin' great debates all the time, Bout who's the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas," he spits.
Kendrick Lemar, whilst featuring on Big Sean's track 'Control', has attacked many of his rapper peers for taking the trappings of fame for granted.
Kendrick Lamar has not been in the most subtle of moods of late. He's started to find the trappings of fame and fortune irritating or so his lyrics would suggest.
Kenrick Lamar at the Way Out West Festival in Sweden.
Lamar's rant features of Big Sean's upcoming Hall of Fame album. The 7 minute long track, in which Lamar raps, has not been released owing to sample-clearance issues. This track, 'Control', is highly critical of the attributes of rap culture, including the frivolous lifestyles of other celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan.
Continue reading: Kendrick Lamar Attacks Rap Peers' Out Of 'Control' Luxurious Lifestyles
Is Lamar's new song a show of love or of force?
Kendrick Lamar is rising to the top and won’t let anybody stand in his way, the rapper has made that much clear by calling out a bunch of rappers on his latest track “Control (HOF)”. Actually, name dropped would be a more accurate description, because the list of… um… homeboys includes quite a few big names.
Lamar might have "mad love" for them...
In the new track, which you can listen to via NME, Lamar raps: "I'm usually homeboys with the same nigg*s I'm rhyming with/ But this is hip-hop and them niggas should know what time it is/ And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale, Pusha-T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, Mac Miller/ I got love for you all but I'm trying to murder you n****s".
The rapper unveiled the artistic new video, which features an appearance from the pop starlet, earlier this week
She may not feature on the track itself, but Miley Cyrus is by all means the star of the video for Big Sean's latest single, 'Fire.' The 'We Can't Stop' singer takes centre stage in the music vid, which shows the singer appearing in a variety of different poses throughout the magazine photo-shoot-esque video.
Miley Cyrus stars in the video for 'Fire'
Sean only appears in a few seconds-long snippets as the subject of a burning photograph, whilst Miley ensures that the camera remains almost solely on her, with the altering shots of her being split up between clips of an exploding peach, some roses and some extreme close-ups. The whole thing will probably get you a little flustered, but despite Miley's skimpy outfit choices the video does come off as being a much more artistic venture than you may have initially guessed. The technicolor showcase definitely succeeds in flaunting Miley's best bits and comes off as being both artistic and sexy, a feat which isn't easily attained by any means.
Continue reading: The Miley Cyrus-Starring Video For 'Fire' Unveiled By Big Sean
Despite what the title may imply, Drake's new track required assistance from rappers 2 Chainz and Big Sean.
It's all rather hip hop and happening in the rap world right now as lyric-spitting titans can't wait to share new tracks with fans in 2013. We've had Kanye West's Yeezus, Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being II to name a minority but now we're sitting pretty waiting for Drake's upcoming September album and third studio effort, Nothing Was The Same.
Drake: Looking Forward To The Release Of Nothing Was The Same.
To keep us going until 17th September, Drake has dropped new single 'All Me' but, as you'll hear on the track, it wasn't all him. Drake called in buddies and fellow rappers 2 Chainz and Big Sean to embellish his latest song with some stirring accompaniment.
Gossip blogger Perez Hilton, rappers Big Sean and A$AP Rocky, and photographer to the stars Terry Richardson are among the arrivals for Jeremy Scott's fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
Date of birth
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